Funny, in church yesterday, the topic was on contentment and godliness. And of course, when one speaks of contentment and godliness, materialism and money is not far behind. I Timothy 6:6-10 (For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing (the basics), we will be content with that. … For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs).
Not sure I am in total agreement that we leave with nothing. I believe that when we leave this world, as believers of Christ, that we leave/transition from this world to eternity. We leave with great gain knowing that we will soon be with the other saints.
There’s also another scripture that states that God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9: 6-7). What I do know is this. Money is to be earned; money is to be spent. Wisdom prevails if one considers wise purchases when buying the basics in order to have money left over to help your fellow man. I challenge everyone to consider the following statement – Lord, I Live This Day For You – and see if their life, spending habits, and contentment will not be affected. In fact, if you can do this for one month, half a year or for a year, write to us and let us know how your life has changed.